April 26: Huge Day for Aussie Heavyweights

ImageApril 26 was already one of the most significant dates in Australian boxing history, with Alex Leapai attempting to enter the record books when he takes on Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO world Heavyweight titles.

It is now safely stamped as one of the most momentous days to ever happen in Australian boxing as Lucas Browne will fight on the same date for the illustrious Commonwealth Heavyweight title.

While Leapai takes on Klitschko in Germany, Browne will be in the United Kingdom at Sheffield’s Ponds Fordge Arena battling Canada’s Eric Martel Bahoeli.

Browne has a strong following in the United Kingdom, having fought there four times previously. The most recent being a 5th round stoppage victory over previously unbeaten Richard Towers in November, which gave him the opportunity at the Commonwealth title.

The hard hitting 6 foot 4 Browne, or as they call him ‘Big Daddy’, enters the ring undefeated with 19 wins and 17 knockouts. His Canadian opponent is 10-3, 7KOs.

Not since Peter Jackson in 1892 has an Australian held the highly regarded Commonwealth strap and never has an Australian held the World heavyweight title.

Should both men claim victory, it will be a huge triumph for Australian boxing and would likely set up a mouth watering showdown between the pair.

To read more on Leapai’s bout, click here: https://haydenhooper.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/lepai-v-klitschko-deal-signed/


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